2020 Community Grant Program

Apex Clean Energy is pleased to support educators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers in the Monroe County community. One small way we can do this is by giving back through the Swiftwater Solar Community Grant program.

The 2020 Community Grant program invited local organizations to apply for funds to support programs aligned with four types of activities: building healthy communities, promoting education, encouraging economic development, and sustaining the environment. “It is our honor to recognize some of the incredible local organizations doing such important work in the Pocono Township region,” said Jeff Hammond, Director of Project Development for Swiftwater Solar. “We are so pleased we can help support these critical programs.”

The winners of the 2020 Community Grant are:

A few words from our winners:

“1% for Nature is so excited to receive this generous Swiftwater Solar grant from Apex Clean Energy,” said Samantha Hobert, Director of 1% for Nature. “This is a crucial time for us, as during the pandemic, people are recognizing the value of our natural areas. However, it has been difficult, as many businesses are suffering losses, to collect donations to further our efforts, so this grant will be used directly to fund grant projects like trailhead improvements or amenities to help users enjoy our natural areas.”

“We are extremely grateful to have been granted $5,000 through the Swiftwater Solar Community Grant,” said Tim Lee, Executive Director of PSFC. “These funds will be used to assist us at The Mountain Center in supporting the presence of several other community agencies with whom we partner in a collective impact approach working with our neighbors in Tobyhanna. We also look forward to further conversations with Swiftwater Solar as we explore ways to bring clean energy to The Mountain Center.”

“PMEDC, along with the Monroe County Planning Commission, is very pleased to be awarded these funds,” said Michelle Bisbing, Director of Marketing for PMEDC. “This will help us get started with the research we need to do to for a county indoor sports facility that so many programs seem to need. We appreciate Swiftwater Solar investing in our community.”

“NCC is grateful to Swiftwater Solar for the funding to provide scholarships for student researchers who will survey the diversity of tree species on the Monroe campus in preparation for the campus' application for Arboretum Status,” said Tracey Johnson, Grants Director for NCC. “Once obtained, this status will support a variety of educational opportunities about native Pocono species and habitats for the campus and wider Monroe County communities.”